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Bestselling author A. C. Grayling explains how--fueled by original and unorthodox thinking, war, and technological invention--the seventeenth century became the crucible of modernity.
A Nobel prize winner and pioneer of structural molecular biology, Aaron Klug served as Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and President of the Royal Society. Holmes draws on their long-term collaboration, interviews and unique access to Klug's archives to illuminate both his personal life and significant scientific achievements.
This book offers the first in-depth study of the masculine self-fashioning of scientific practitioners in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.
Scientists have been trying to confirm the existence of gravitational waves for fifty years. Then, in September 2015, came a "very interesting event" as the cautious subject line in a physicist's email read that proved to be the first detection of gravitational waves. In Gravity's Kiss, Harry Collins -- who...
By Alan Bewell
Ultimately, Natures in Translation demonstrates that-far from being separate from the dominant concerns of British imperial culture-nature was integrally bound up with the business of empire.
"Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction" carefully deconstructs five examples of pseudoscience-UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP- and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that the reader can ascertain what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience.